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Biroc, Joseph 1903-1996

Works: 184 works in 324 publications in 6 languages and 5,951 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Film adaptations  Disaster films  Television adaptations  Fiction  Television mini-series  Historical television programs  Comedy films  Thrillers (Motion pictures) 
Roles: Cinematographer , Photographer, Illustrator
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Joseph Biroc
Most widely held works by Joseph Biroc
Blazing saddles by Mel Brooks( Visual )

7 editions published between 1974 and 2014 in English and Italian and held by 1,581 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Never give a saga an even break! Blazing Saddles is an iconoclastic, not-politically-correct parody; one of the 1970s most successful and popular films. Every clichéd element from every Western ever made is turned upside down and inside out, while retaining all the familiar caricatures--eh, characters--of the genre: a dance-hall girl, a gunslinger, a sheriff, and a town full of pure folk. Mel Brooks redefined film comedy and proved that even sophomoric, scatological humor could be used to ridicule prejudice, injustice, and apathy
The flight of the Phoenix by Dennis Quaid( Visual )

3 editions published between 1965 and 2003 in English and held by 824 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A cargo plane makes a forced landing in the Sahara. The challenge: survival. The tiny band from the plane fights off thirst, Arabs, treachery, declining morale and despair. Incredibly, the plane, like the legendary phoenix that rises from its own ashes, flies again
The longest yard by Peter Segal( Visual )

4 editions published between 1974 and 2007 in English and held by 533 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Albert plays a sadistic warden who would make any sacrifice to push his prison guards' semi-pro football team to a national championship. Reynolds plays a one time pro quarterback behind bars for "borrrowing" a car
The towering inferno by John Guillermin( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the night of the dedication ceremony of the world's tallest skyscraper, a raging blaze breaks out, threatening the party-goers
Escape from the planet of the apes by Don Taylor( Visual )

5 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in English and Polish and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cornelius, Zira and Dr. Milo, three apes from the future, escape from their planet as it is being destroyed and land on 20th century Earth where they are taken to the Los Angeles Zoo for examination. When Zira reveals their ability to speak to a psychologist, the apes are treated as curiosities. However, when the U.S. government begins to believe their story that the Earth will eventually be inherited by apes, it decides to hunt the couple down as an evolutionary threat and tries to prevent the birth of Zira's baby
The FBI story by Mervyn LeRoy( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the FBI unfolds through the eyes of one of its agents. During his career he investigates gangsters, swindlers, the Ku klux klan, Nazi agents and cold war spies
Samuel Fuller's forty guns( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tougher-than-nails landowner Jessica Drummond has ruled over her county in Arizona with such power that even the local sheriff won't stand up to her. And when gunslinger-turned-U.S. marshal Griff Bonnell and his brothers seek to restore law and order, they meet with harsh resistance, that is until Jessica falls in love with Bonnell. But when the man's brother is murdered and the two families become bitter enemies, Jessica's loyalty is divided, and Bonnell faces his biggest moral dilemma : how to avenge his brother's death and still maintain his vow of non-violence.--Container
Little women by Louisa May Alcott( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in New England during the Civil War, it chronicles the lives and loves of Jo, Meg, Amy, and Beth, four sisters who must rely on each other for strength in the face of tragedies both large and small, after their father leaves for battle
Robert Aldrich's Too late the hero( Visual )

3 editions published between 1970 and 2004 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The U.S. is launching a major naval operation in the South Pacific in the spring of 1942, and to ensure the battle plans remain secret, a Japanese radio installation must be destroyed. To accomplish this task, an American officer is ordered by his commander to join a squad of British misfits on a suicide mission against the facility
Hush-- hush, sweet Charlotte by Bette Davis( Visual )

4 editions published between 1964 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charlotte was a Southern belle preparing to elope with her married lover-- until he was murdered. Now, 37 years later, she lives alone in her mansion, slowly going mad as she is haunted by the memory of the unsolved crime and tormented by the local townspeople who believe she killed him. But when her cousin comes to visit, the skeletons begin to tumble out of the closet-- and that's when the terror really begins
Ulzana's raid by Robert Aldrich( Visual )

6 editions published between 1972 and 2003 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A scout, assigned to aid the cavalry in tracking down a band of renegade Indians, attempts to teach an idealistic young lieutenant that the only way to fight brutality is with stronger force
Fitzwilly( Visual )

2 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Miss Vicki's rich father dies, her loyal butler, Claude Fitzwilliam, leads the household staff to rob from various businesses by charging goods to various wealthy people and misdirecting the shipments, all to keep Miss Vicki's standard of living
The killing of Sister George by Robert Aldrich( Visual )

4 editions published between 1968 and 1998 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

George lives with her lover, Childie, and plays a cheerful nurse in a BBC soap opera. When she finds out that her character is about to be killed off, George realizes that the only other job she can get is the voice of a cow in a children's television program. Her life begins to fall apart when Childie has an affair with a TV producer
Hammett by Wim Wenders( Visual )

4 editions published between 1982 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dashiell Hammett has retired from his career as a Pinkerton detective to write fiction. An old friend calls, and Hammett becomes involved in a search for a missing girl in Chinatown
Viva Las Vegas( Visual )

6 editions published between 1982 and 2007 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'The King' stars as Lucky Jackson, a racecar driver determined to win the Vegas Grand Prix - but first he must come up with the cash to buy a new high-powered engine for his car. However, when he meets a beautiful swimming instructor named Rusty (Ann-Margret), the only thing that is racing is his heart
All the marbles( Visual )

2 editions published between 1981 and 2009 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two female professional wrestlers and their manager set out to win the tag-team crown
Qué bello es vivir! by Frank Capra( Visual )

24 editions published between 1987 and 2014 in Spanish and English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Un banquero que siempre ha ayudado a los vecinos de su pequeña ciudad, se ve al borde del suicidio a causa del escándalo que va a producir la desaparición de una importante suma de dinero
The choirboys( Visual )

3 editions published between 1977 and 1989 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An insider's look at a rowdy group of rank and file Los Angeles policemen and their questionable off-duty pursuits. When one of the officers goes too far, protecting their own becomes a challenge for this group of pranksters
Emperor of the North( Visual )

4 editions published between 1973 and 2011 in English and Italian and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set on the Pacific Northwest railways at the height of the Depression, this is the story of how a crafty, train-hopping drifter, "A-No. 1," and his young accomplice encounter Shack, a sadistic railroad conductor who has sworn that no hobo will ride his train for free. "A" is ready to put his life at stake to become a local legend - as the first person who survived the trip on Shack's notorious train
The tall Texan by Lloyd Bridges( Visual )

2 editions published between 1953 and 2005 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A group of disparate travelers journey together through the Southwest soon find trouble when they all get gold fever. The action and drama are heightened when they discover gold ... on an Indian burial ground!"--Container
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Blazing saddles
Alternative Names
Biroc Joe 1903-1996

Biroc Joseph 1903-1996

Biroc, Joseph F.

Biroc, Joseph F. 1903-1996

Biroc, Joseph Francis.

Joseph F. Biroc camraman amricain

Joseph F. Biroc direttore della fotografia statunitense

Joseph F. Biroc US-amerikanischer Kameramann

Τζόσεφ Φ. Μπίροκ

Джозеф Байрок

جوزف اف. بیروا

English (59)

Spanish (23)

German (2)

Italian (2)

French (1)

Polish (1)

The longest yardRobert Aldrich's Too late the heroThe killing of Sister George